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Mike Schmaltz

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Mike Schmaltz, 71, Fargo and Twin Valley, MN passed away on Aug. 29, 2022 at Essentia Hospital in Ada, MN.

Michael James Schmaltz was born March 13, 1951 in Devils Lake, ND. He attended school in Devils Lake and graduated from high school. Mike married the love of his life, Lynda Tandeski on Jan. 7, 1985. They made their home in West Fargo. Mike’s passion was driving truck which he did for 50 years. He was proud to have navigated all but one state of the continental United States and was actively driving until his passing.

Mike enjoyed time spent at the lake, fishing, collecting eagles, knives and cooking.

He is survived by three children, Elizabeth Galvan (fiance’ Shawn Vanderzanden), Cheryl (Perry) Hamre and Mike Tandeski; three grandchildren, Brianna Thompson, Amanda (Jamie) Thompson and Keegan Hamre; a great-grandson Henry; significant other Deb Rothschadl; little canine buddy, Elvis; siblings Mary Harrington, Fran (Greg) Joramo, Tony Schmaltz, Angela Olson, Peter (Vicki) Schmaltz; sister-in-law Geri Schmaltz; along with many nieces, nephews, great-nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Lynda; brother baby Michael; brother Robert; nephew Aaron Joramo; brothers-in-law Steve Olson and Harry Harrington; sister-in-law Jonnie Schmaltz; and great nephew Jamisson Schmaltz.

Funeral: Friday, Sept. 2, 2022 at 2 PM at West Funeral Home Chapel, West Fargo, ND with visitation one hour prior.

Interment: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Fargo.

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Posted online on August 30, 2022

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West Funeral Home Chapel
September 02, 2022 at 2:00 PM